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Should compression stockings be used for a cellulitis?

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Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong.
Answered on Oct 22, 2019

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OK after resolution: Compression stocking is useful to help reduce edema (swelling) of the legs. However, if you have active cellulitis (infection of the skin), the press ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Zimmerman
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Perhaps: The stockings may prevent more swelling, but it is best to ask your doctor. Since everyone's condition varies, consulting your physician is the best o ... Read More
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